Changuinola "Capitán Manuel Niño" International Airport

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Changuinola "Capitan Manuel Niño" International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional de Changuinola "Capitan Manuel Niño"
Airport typePublic
OperatorAutoridad Aeronáutica Civil
ServesChanguinola, Panama
Elevation AMSL19 ft / 6 m
Coordinates9°27′32″N 82°32′55″W / 9.45889°N 82.54861°W / 9.45889; -82.54861Coordinates: 9°27′32″N 82°32′55″W / 9.45889°N 82.54861°W / 9.45889; -82.54861
CHX is located in Panama
Location in Panama
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
Sources: Panama CAA,[1] WAD[2] GCM[3] Google Maps[4] SkyVector[5]

Changuinola "Capitan Manuel Niño" International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Changuinola "Capitan Manuel Niño") (IATA: CHX, ICAO: MPCH) is an airport serving Changuinola, the capital of the Changuinola District in the Bocas del Toro Province in Panama. The name is in honor of the first Panamanian pilot.


The airport is in an agricultural region 6 kilometres (4 mi) inland from the Caribbean coast, and 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of the border with Costa Rica.

The airport resides at an elevation of 19 ft (5.8 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 03/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,100 m × 25 m (3,609 ft × 82 ft).[1][2]

The Bocas Del Toro VOR-DME (Ident: BDT) is located 17.2 nautical miles (32 km) east-southeast of the airport. The Limon VOR-DME (Ident: LIO) is located 42.8 nautical miles (79 km) northwest of airport.[6][7]

The Airport terminal is a two-story building, similar to the Enrique Malek International Airport terminal building. The ground floor has a waiting area, bathrooms, cafeteria, and space for three regional carriers offices. The second floor has administrative offices and other government agency offices. Next to the terminal, there is an air traffic control tower, Bocas Fruit Co., and ATOPAN (aerial fumigation) hangars.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Panama[8] Bocas del Toro, Panama City-Albrook

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Aeropuerto Internacional de Changuinola "Capitan Manuel Niño"" (in Spanish). Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil - Panamá. Archived from the original on October 16, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for MPCH at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for Captain Manuel Nino International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Changuinola". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Cap Manuel Nino/Nacional Airport". SkyVector. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Limon VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Bocas Del Toro VOR". Our Airports. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ Air Panama Flights & Tickets Archived 2012-03-09 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved: 24 May 2009.

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